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How do I find the best independent school for my daughter, aged 4.5?

Expert Answer

Although a private education has different benefits to students of every age, many families choose to give their children a strong base in the fundamentals of work habits and core subjects in early years. The school search can seem daunting but it is manageable if you have a plan.

You can start by choosing a type of private school that matches your child's needs and your family's educational philosophy. The casa program at Montessori schools is a very popular choice for young students, as well as language schools that can give children a head start in becoming multilingual, an increasingly valuable asset in a globalized workforce.

Next you can use our Private School search engine to come up with a targeted list of potential schools, according to your desired location, programs, facilities, even budget.

It is also important to meet and talk with schools face to face, and ask key questions about their community and curriculum. Great opportunities to meet with many schools at once are our annual Private School Expos, happening every fall in Montreal, Toronto, Oakville, and Vancouver.

If you have any other questions, please consult these articles about how to choose a school as well as other parent questions about how to choose a school and questions specifically about grades 1 to 5.

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